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  1. Winter meeting notes: A Rangers signing is coming

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- A day after saying he didn't care what people thought about whether he wasn't willing to give up his top prospects in a trade, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said a free-agent signing is coming. Well not today or tomorrow. ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  2. Rangers met with RHP James Shields

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- Just before the start of the winter meetings, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels met with free-agent right-handed pitcher James Shields and his agent. Daniels described Sunday's conversation as just that; no financial numbers w...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Can Lester repeat 2014 stats with Cubs?

    Eric Karabell

    For all the success new Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has achieved in his major league career, he's generally been a bit -- brace yourself, because nobody ever wants to hear or read this word -- overrated from a fantasy aspect, because we deal ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Winter meetings notes: Jeff Banister getting adjusted

    Calvin Watkins

    SAN DIEGO -- Jeff Banister spent nearly 30 years with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in a variety of roles from the minor league to the big league level. It all changed this winter when the Texas Rangers hired him as their manager. So inst...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. What we're tracking ...

    Doug Mittler

    While everyone was waiting for Jon Lester to make up his mind, the Chicago White Sox took the most pro-active approach on Day One of the winter meetings. By the end of the day, Chicago had a new top-tier starter in Jeff Samardzija, according to ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Hot stove primer: Starting rotation

    Mark Saxon

    After a nearly three-year spending spree, the Dodgers seem to be retrenching this winter. That's in part because they won 94 games last season and return a roster that is largely intact. But it also seems to be part of a wider organizational philosop...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  7. Notes: Trades, Profar and Michael Young

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the offseason will be spent improving a club that lost 95 games in 2014. Whether that means the club will be active in free agency is uncertain. Daniels said finding the right trade partners, a...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  8. Max Scherzer tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  9. Cespedes back on the block?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox acquired Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline, in the deal that sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics. After just a few months, rumors that the team is now preparing to send the outfielder out of town are beginn...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  10. Burning Questions: Who will be the starting pitchers?

    Calvin Watkins

    We conclude our Burning Questions series for the Texas Rangers by looking at the starting rotation. Now that we know who the manager is, Jeff Banister, we can no longer speculate. Well maybe we can still do that, in terms of what the team will do....

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  11. Oakland A's counting on Jon Lester to anchor rotation of No. 1 st...

    Jon Lester walked through the Oakland clubhouse doors to quite a greeting, from the snappy, patriotic marching tune blaring from the sound system to the handshakes and hellos from every corner.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  12. Others leap at deadline, Yankees limp

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- Look, Yankees fans, I know what you really wanted under your trade deadline tree: Jon Lester. David Price. And Yoenis Cespedes. As well as Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera and King Felix Hernandez. (Hey, what's the point of ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  13. To compete with A's, Rangers must do more

    Calvin Watkins

    The Oakland Athletics made a daring move, one Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels wished he could have made, but couldn't due to injuries and ineffective play, on Thursday afternoon. The Rangers own the worst record in baseball, so making a trade to upgr...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  14. fantasy baseball rankings update winners and losers of MLB trade ...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his fantasy baseball rankings following the MLB non-waiver trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2014
  15. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 8, Rangers 3

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Boston Red Sox built an early six-run lead for Jon Lester and the veteran left-hander made it stand up for an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night before the second Globe Life Park sellout crowd of the ...

    Blog | May 10, 2014